Tell us a bit about yourself…
(Let us get to know you a bit)
I started out working in Property sales and then into Lettings when I left my employer to start my own letting agency, I had that business for five years but when Mark and I moved in together it became too difficult, we both worked very long hours and with young children one of us needed more time to run the house and look after the family. I sold the business and was looking for an ordinary hours job when I popped in to NWH to help Lisa out for a few weeks………. 3 Years later and I’m still here. I’ve moved around the business a little and have had an insight into recruitment, Marketing, PA to all Directors and I even got the pleasure of having the finance teams company in the last 6 weeks. Personally…. I’m Married, have 4 children and 4 step children, love horse riding, cars and anything petrol. I love to go to the car racing and watch Mark in his Radical SR1.
What was your first day at The NWH Group like?
WEIRD! Coming in, I obviously knew the family and some others and the switch between family and work was a strange one initially. I was more nervous than I ever had been starting a new job. Everyone was so nice though, very welcoming and a really nice team feel.
What was your first impression of us, and do you think the same now?
No, working with friends and family has become a lifestyle, to make it work we clock into work mode in the morning and Mark, Craig, Lisa and Ricky are my bosses, on the way out they become my family again. (I definitely give them more cheek out of work than in) I’ve met some of my closest friends through work and never ever feel like I never want to go to work in the mornings.
What is a typical day at The NWH Group like for you and what are you currently working on?
Recently we started Anna who has taken over the marketing department to allow me to focus on EA tasks, my work is very administrative, I’ll organise marks diary, long service awards, Q&A Sessions and anything that Mark is required to run or work on. I do all the paperwork aspect of ops board meetings, Leadership meetings and any other general paperwork. Right now I am working on Marks millages and then I’m going to start to the next set of Long Service awards.
What do you like most about your job?
Mark is a fantastic leader, mentor and all-round fantastic Director and when I clock in as an employee I learn so so much from him, the way he works and the way he leads the business, I really feel that I’ve learned more about business and leadership in the last 3 years than I ever have in any other employment. That said……. It’s not all roses and working with your husband and family can be equally testing.
I love the NWH team and have had the pleasure of meeting so many of the team, drivers, yardmen, managers, sales gals and guys, everybody in here are just brilliant to work with, the office banter is the best I’ve experienced.
If you could switch jobs within anyone in the company for the day who would it be and why?
A tipper driver…… I’d love a go…. In a private place with nobody watching and judging my terrible driving J
What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional.
Watching our children grow up to be well rounded decent human beings in a wold that can sometimes be misguided.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
It’ll be ok in the end! If it’s not…….. it’s not the end.
What is on your wish list for the next five years?
To have more time to focus on the important things in life like family and wellbeing.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Horse riding and the gym……. Haha, that last bit was a joke! I’ve never been in a gym for as long as I can remember.
And finally, can you summarise yourself in 3 words.
Caring, dramatic, emotional